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Separation anxiety help/ day care
I would like advice on how to help my Teddy with his separation anxiety. I got him as a year old, he barks, whines, defecates when I leave him. ( I have been recording him on my laptop).
I have been working hard on desensitization sesssions, we were up to 40sec but regressed due to brand new job and move. We are doing the whole adaptil, thunder shirt, Kong treat, music stuff.
He has been in full time daycare since I've had him. I need help because $640 a month is honestly too much for me, and I havent been able to find anything more affordable. What should I do? Cut him off cold turkey with dog walker only ($300/ month) , and keep doing my current attempts of gradual improvement? I am even scared to go out anymore since I got Teddy. He is so lovely and the apple of my heart I would never give him up though!
I feel a "normal" dog would be ok with what i feel is the best I can do as a single working person- day care Tues/Thurs , dog walker mid morning MWF with me coming come during lunch. I got my new job because it's now regular 8hr day, flexible start time, I live literally 5 min from work.
Scared and frustrated Teddy mommy